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HTTP download speed difference in windows 7 vs linux

I have a strange situation regarding a Windows 7 Home Premium PC which is showing limited internet transfer speeds for no apparent reason. The setup: internal gigabit LAN, behind a TP-Link WDR3600 ...
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eps files very high memory usage

I have been struggling with this problem from some time. Whenever I load an eps file into latex or even for simple viewing purpose, it consumes lots of RAM. Eg. a typical 300 kb eps file consumes ...
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Unable to use yum on CentOS 7

I have install CentOS 7 on hyper-v successfully, but when I try to update using yum update or try to install using the yum command I have the below error: Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks ...
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How to unset a “>” echo in Linux

I've just realized I don't know how to unset an echo I set with >. The exact current situation is I just set dmesg > /var/log/syslog and now wanted to unset it, realizing I've never done that ...
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Can't change default sound input raspberry pi 2

I'm trying to set up speech recognition for the raspberry pi 2, and I have been using this website https://sites.google.com/site/observing/Home/speech-recognition-with-the-raspberry-pi. I have my ...
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Can't dual-boot Windows 7/Linux Mint (UEFI)

This post is going to be kind of long because I've done a lot of testing. Until proven otherwise, I'm going to assume this incredibly bizarre issue is caused by my computer being haunted. I'm also ...
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Unable to add spaces

How can i add spaces between my outputs using sed/echo or any other command in linux? Preferred Output: Virtual Machine Test01 status Running. Virtual Disk Test01 size 61GB Physical Disk ...
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Pass all *.txt files to a Python script in parallel

I have a Python script that takes a .txt file and does something with it. I need a Linux shell command that will search for .txt files throughout the system and pass the .txt files to my Python ...
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Connect a ssd externally such that hdparm is fully supported

I am just trying some hdparm magic with my new ssd (samsung 840 pro). However I don't want to change my drive over and over so it would be great if I could connect it externally to my laptop. I have ...
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How can I do Ctrl-Z and bg in one keypress to make process continue in background?

I follow this pattern of suspending the task and then letting it to continue too often with the Ctrl-Z bg sequence. I was wondering is there any way to compress that to single keypress? My shell is ...
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Best way to implement a GUI under Debian Linux [closed]

I'm currently using Bacula backup software under Debian Linux, all is good except the fact that it doesn't come up with a GUI. I had a look at all existing GUI out there, but none of them is what I ...
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Best location of config files for Linux hosted web application?

As I'm a programmer and not an admin I hope you can help me out: Currently I'm writing a web application that uses (XML) config files that the user will be able to also edit them through the ...
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Where is the visualVM executable for linux?

I'm trying to install the VisualVM plugin for eclipse, on my Ubuntu linux. I'm following the instructions here. So I've done the installation part, and the plugin is installed to eclipse. Now for ...
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How to get Alfa awus036nha to work with Kali Linux?

Im running Kali linux 64bit 1.07 as a guest os through virtualbox 4.3.12 r93733. Ive also installed the VirtualBox 4.3.12 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. I have bridged my hosts network ...
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Linux - keep USB HDD alive programatically (no spin down)

I have faulty HDD attached to 24/7 server, which sometimes throws I/O error after spin up. Thus I want to prevent it from spinning down programatically. It's about 6 years old Samsung G3 Station. No ...
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How to stream MPEG video using RTP using VLC command line

I'm attempting to convert the following vlc command line which is streaming an MPEG video over UDP ( no RTP ): cvlc -vvv /vlc/attract.mpg :norm=ntsc :v4l2-width=320 :v4l2-height=240 ...
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ubuntu 13,10 “Failed to download repository information”

I have ubuntu 13.10- 64 bit version on my machine.recently i tried to install postgres for ROR development but i couldn't complete the postgres installation and found that my update manager always ...
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Can't Get Rid of Mac/Linux Malware or Hardware Bug

My MacBook now has a permanent back door for some hacker that I can't seem to get rid of. I even tried booting from a Linux USB stick, wiping everything including the EFI partition, but every time I ...
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Linux command to return number of bits (32 or 64)?

What is a Linux command that I can run to programmatically return either 32 or 64 to indicate whether the processor is a 32 bit or 64 bit processor?
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Troubleshooting slow boot due to network devices

I'm trying to troubleshoot boot times for a relatively modern machine with a SSD. The machine runs Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS and it has two ethernet ports. Network Manager is not installed. All device ...
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Email Client with Vim Editing

I've been using vim for about 5 years now and have grown quite effective with it, to the point where writing things without vim feels so painfully slow. Just about everything that I write, I write in ...
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Refit old CISCO 5505 ASA hardware with Linux/FreeBSD software - (for the experience)

I was given an old Cisco 5505 ASA (EOL). The device hardware meets the specs for what could work in a small network, and I would like to replace the Cisco IOS with a unix open source option, like ...
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How do I compile 64bit program with gcc/g++ on a 64bit Linux?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and want to make a program to run on a large Debian server that has 300GB memory. With command: g++ Encoder.cpp -std=c++0x -m64 -o Encoder.o it returns something like ...
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In linux, how do you check if a disk is fragmented?

At boot, fsck sometimes reports the frgmentation for a disk: "5.3% non-contiguous". How can I get this information myself? Is there a specific fsck invocation?
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kali linux not asking password to login ( in persistence using USB)

Iam using kali using persistence usb. Everytime I open my system using kali persistence , it doesn't ask for password for the first time (i.e gives access to the root user without any ...
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Delete All Files Older Than Specified Time Within A Directory (Ubuntu)

I have a bunch of files in a directory with all different names and I want to delete all that are older than a specified time. Example: File1 File2 File3 File1 was made Mar 31 08:00 File2 was made ...
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Format SSDs through MSI Motherboard MS-7751

I ran into a couple of problems and ended up at a point where I cannot boot into Linux nor Windows. I was wondering if there was a way to wipe my drives using MSI's shell and whatnot.
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Install Windows XP after Linux FS Partioned Space

I'm trying to install Windows XP onto the 3rd primary partition of my hard drive. The layout is like so: Part 1, 100 MB, Linux EXT2, /boot Part 2, 280 GB, Linux Raid, /root Part 3, 40 GB, ...
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Linux stuck on boot up, windows bootloader overwritten

Ahoi. I recently installed debian on my windows 10 machine, and have essentially bumloved my entire machine, it seems. I installed Debian using the 8.3.0 DVD Image from the official site, and the ...
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Is there a way to disable the DHCP client in Raspbian Linux on a Rasperry Pi?

I have a Linux server (Rasperry Pi using Raspbian as OS) that should be using only static IP. However I noticed that it also has got IP from DHCP server (The IP given out by DHCP is 192.168.111.2). ...
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KDE - Plasma becomes glitchy with Intellij Idea launched

I am using Debian Jessie with KDE. When I am working with opened IntelliJ IDEA, almost all windows in Plasma become so: How to fix it? Version of IntelliJ Ultimate is 15.0.3.
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Which driver should I use for this Atheros network adapter?

I ran the command sudo lshw -c network and here is the hardware info. for my network adapter. I have build all the modules related to Atheros, and have load them already. But none of them could help ...
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Atheros wifi configuration on ubuntu 9.10?

I can't get my hp laptop that come with vista on linux cause my wifi don't work ... I know for ndiswrapper but the opensource drivers are betters (madwifi,ath5k,ath9k). My card work with madwifi or ...
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How can I install software packages to a Debian Linux OS?

I've tried many different things on this try. The biggest problem is I don't know what to use in the apt-get command as a name of the package. The internet has been absolutely no help at all in ...
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Archlinux/atheros WLAN configuration troubles

I'm trying to config archlinux to use my wireless network adapter. It's quite troublesome. From what I've gathered, it's an atheros network adapter, using the ath5k driver/module... I can't get it to ...
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Troubles with wifi card on linux

I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 and follow wifi equipment: 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01) And I have this drivers ...
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Play stream with VLC on Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu desktop 14.04 with two NIC, eth0 and eth1. One is just for internet and the other one is on local subnet where multicast UDP stream is coming. Default route is on eth0, and multicast ...
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Partiton Requirement for Linux

I am new to Linux, I want to install it on my laptop which currently has 2 partitions C: which has windows 10 and F: which has 700 GB capacity. I want to install kali Linux, I want to know how many ...
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How to write a new Linux kernel driver? [on hold]

I found this tutorial: http://www.x.org/wiki/Development/Documentation/XorgInputHOWTO/ It says: Note that if you think about writing a new input driver for a “common” device (e.g. touchscreen, ...
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Alias command from terminal that opens a new terminal on a specific folder

I have this command already working in my .bash_profile: alias mysite='cd /Applications/sites/mysite;pwd; php artisan serve --port=9000 | open http://localhost:9000 | open -a Finder ./' So it: ...
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Dual boot (Windows 8 + Linux Mint 17) UEFI system boot windows only

I have been working on a dual boot system with windows 8 preinstalled and linux mint 17 for a month or so. After applying an update in linux grub loader does not appear and system only boots windows. ...
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Can't access files in SMB share

I'm trying to mount some share from my synology NAS via SMB. I'm using Linux Mint and when I mount it over the GUI ("Computer"->"Network"->"NAS"->"Sharename") everything works fine. But I want it to ...
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Remmina RDP key remapping

Remmina is a wonderful piece of software and I use it a lot on my work. The only problem is key mapping. I am really used to working in DWM window manager, which utilizes windows key to switch panes. ...
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Transmission-daemon and security [on hold]

Recently I have installed and configured transmission daemon on my server, but I wounder how I can increase security of it. I am using nginx to provide access via ssl but I have a question about ...
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External hard drive is not seen in computer but it can be seen in devices computer management [duplicate]

I have 1TB WD My Passport portable hard disk. I was using it with both Windows 7 and Linux. However something is wrong with it. Both OS do not recognize it and I can see my external disk is ...
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Unable to start GNU/Linux installation process while installing from USB

I use Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0. I am trying to install it on my uncle's desktop-pc (running with Windows7 currently) from (bootable) USB. The scenario is: I plug USB stick, choose boot from USB, choose ...
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Computer crashes constantly after upgrading from Debian Wheezy to Jessie

I’m on a Lenovo ThinkPad T430 which had Debian Wheezy running solid/stable. No crashes, ever. Upgraded to Debian Jessie recently and been having crashes; it seems like Gnome crashes. By crash, it ...
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How to upgrade to g++ 4.7 in SUSE linux

I am new to linux. I am trying to upgrade my g++ to version 4.7 If I type g++ -v it shows currently version gcc version 4.1.2 20070115 (SUSE Linux) I am trying to do the following sudo zypper ...
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Cannot open port 8080

I'm running a VmWare with an application under JBoss starting up on port 8080. I'm able to access the app from outside the VM if the iptables are off. However, I must turn on iptables due to some ...
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KDE - “/media/dev/path is a folder, but a file was expected” error

I have a Kubuntu 15.10 installation (fully updated). Sometimes when I try to copy some files/folder the OS throws "/media/dev/path is a folder, but a file was expected" error. Screengrabs (Click on ...